Wednesday, 30 January 2008
not without my handbag
Tagged by Karin "Show me a special something, important or beautiful or meaningful or full of memories for you - or all of that - and tell me about it."
Had to think for a while until I saw it right in front of my nose.
My helpful friend, keeper of all things necessary. Big enough for files, calendar, camera, notebooks, books, phone and sometimes groceries. Sturdy enough for biking rainy days.
Full of memories from a fantastic week in Berlin the football World Cup summer of 2006. A rented apartment at Oranienstrasse and the bag shop nearby.
The design has a point, combining recycling with craft. The embroidery is a sari and the material is from used truck tarpaulins and tires. This bag is urbanity and craft.
It opens up for conversations with all kinds of people wherever I go. It must be something like what you dog owners experience all the time, very nice.
Pelle Mia website
Freitag is similar, more high tech (and I think they were first, but without the saris...)
Freitag Design a truck contest
And while I'm at Berlin shopping, here are my favourite shoes, Trippen. Some models are a bit heavy for me, but I have two absolute favourite pairs, same model in wine and black. And I would love a pair of boots.
Lylou handbags, softer bags but not less colourful.
I send the tag on to:
Alexandra, Katherine, Paul, Mansuetude and Camilla